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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Europe to W. Pakistan and Arabian Peninsula, N. Africa.
Carduus pycnocephalus

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Chatham Is., Ethiopia, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Queensland, South Australia, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Texas, Uruguay, Victoria, Western Australia

Carduus pycnocephalus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mann G. [2478], Canary Is. K001091110
Murray, R.P. [38], Canary Is. K001091170
Bourgeau, E. [860], Canary Is. K001091111

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1151 (1763)

Accepted by

  • Ali, S.I. & Qaiser, M. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Pakistan 223: 1-363. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2015). Flora of Oman 3: 1-386. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Science Photographs
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